Diphenhydramine

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Diphenhydramine
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2010-06-18 00:34:23
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  1. Diphenhydramine - Drug generic name:
    Diphenhydramine
  2. Diphenhydramine - Drug trade name:
    Benadryl
  3. Diphenhydramine - Class:
    Antihistamine
  4. Diphenhydramine - Actions/pharmacodynamics:
    • 1) Blocks histamine receptors
    • 2) Has some sedative effects
  5. Diphenhydramine - Indications:
    • 1) All levels of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis in conjuction with Epinephrine
    • 2) Extrapyramidal effects (dystonic reactions) are characterized by uncontrolled muscle twitching, lateral eye deviation, and feeling of a thick tongue, due to phenothiazine (Thorazine, Compazine, antipsychotics, narcotic potentiators and antiemetics) overdose
  6. Diphenhydramine - Contraindications:
    • 1) COPD including asthma
    • 2) Pregnant or nursing mothers
  7. Diphenhydramine - Precautions:
    • 1) Hypotension
    • 2) Enlarged prostate
    • 3) Glaucoma
  8. Diphenhydramine - Side effects:
    • 1) Sedation resulting in drowsiness and lethargy
    • 2) Dries bronchial secretions resulting in wheezing
    • 3) Blurred vision
    • 4) Headache
    • 5) Palpitations
  9. Diphenhydramine - Adult dosage:
    25-50mg
  10. Diphenhydramine - Route:
    Slow IV push or deep IM
  11. Diphenhydramine - How supplied:
    Ampule and prefilled syringe: 50mg/mL
  12. Diphenhydramine - Pediatric dosage:
    1mg/kg up to 25mg

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